333-2 o The 74 current grantees are: 42 State vocational rehabilitation agencies 19 local nonprofit organizations 9 State agencies for the blind 4 joint applications by general and blind agencies o FY 1984, grantees funded the operation of 160 Centers, providing services to more than 30,000 severely disabled individuals. o More than 40 percent of the staff of the Centers are disabled persons. C. Costs, Benefits and Effectiveness: Section 711 mandates that national standards be developed and published. Accordingly, a contract of $335,790 was awarded by the Department in FY 1984 to Berkeley Planning Associates for two purposes: (a) develop the mandated national standards for evaluation; (b) use the standards as a basis for mandated evaluation of the program. P., E»» F. No additional Information. III. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b) The study cited in II C above is in progress. Contacts for Further Information Program operations: Elizabeth Arroyo, (202) 732-1348 Program studies: Eugene Tucker, (202) 245-8364 Notes 1. Authorization for Parts A, B, and C. 2. Authorization for Part B only.cy within the State may apply directly.